Tranmere is very proud of the fact it is the only team in the English Football League with a Norwegian Viking name.
Den velkjente fotballklubben Tranmere i Wirral har et nordisk navn
Left: Picture by Serge Nicolle of Cranes near a sandbank. Courtesy of EEC Environment Nature Directive. Right: courtesy of the Wirral Globe
· Official Tranmere Rovers site, Directions to the Tranmere Stadium - Wirral, BBC match reports, news and fixtures, Tranmæl - Tronderlag Norway, Panoramic view of the ground, Tranmere jingle (17 seconds).
Read this famous article by Patrick
(Independent, 29 April 1989) about the great potential of Tranmere: “The club may once have drawn support from shipyards and
dockyards, but the wider Wirral hinterland has a population as great as
Queries about Tranmere: Email here for Information/ how to
get there/Tickets (no advance
purchases are normally required) or telephone 0044 870 460 3333 (outside
· Latest fixtures are given in the Events Section above and also here. Our team doesn't always win, but the excitement is electric!
For those coming from outside the UK, the
Tranmere stadium is within easy reach (bus/rail) from Liverpool John Lennon
airport and is approximately 90 minutes away by bus/merseyrail: catch the
express bus (number 500 or 80) which runs every 20 minutes to Liverpool Lime
Street. Then catch the Merseyrail train (Wirral line) to
· Scandinavian supporters coming from Oslo Torp to Liverpool John Lennon please see the link to Ryan air. (Flights leave Torp, 21.50 weekdays arrive 22.45, return leaves 14.30, arrives Torp 22.45. Sunday flight leaves Torp 22.15, arrives 23.10; return leaves 14.55, arrives Torp 17.45).
· May 1990. Tranmael 2 Bristol Rovers 1. LDV Vans Trophy win at Wembley Stadium in front of 60,000 fans.
June 1991. Tranmael 1 Bolton 0. (Play-off Final, Wembley Stadium). This win promoted Tranmere to what is now the
Championship, in which they stayed for 10 years, reaching 3 play-off
semi-finals for the Premiership (1993, 1994 and 1995), 2 FA Cup Quarter Finals
(2000, 2001) and the Worthington (League Cup) final
in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley in 2000, finally losing to Leicester 1-2 after playing for most of
the game with 10 men. In the semi-final they had beaten
Tranny the Heron spotted here at Richmond Bridge!